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Labor force participation rate in Kuwait reached 72 percent – Labor Force Survey 2014: Main Findings – Part I

KUWAIT: The Central Statistical Bureau’s Labor Market Information System released its most recent report, the Labor Force Survey 2014: Main Findings (October - December, 2014), just before the Eid Al-Fitr…

Amir visits Army, Police, National Guard during Eid

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and the Kuwait National Guard during Eid Al-Fitr holiday. His Highness the…

30,000 govt workers on post Eid sick leaves

KUWAIT: Around 30,000 government employees applied to get sick leaves on the three post- Eid working days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), claiming to have appointments with doctors at private and…

Kuwaiti officials accused of collecting bribes

KUWAIT: The FBI will hear the testimony of two former executives in the Lewis Burger International Construction Management Company, located in New Jersey, for their involvement in bribes of Kuwaiti…

Amir receives Eid congratulations from top officials

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received congratulations yesterday on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,…

Al-Ghanim had significant role in supporting Iraq

KUWAIT: Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri said that Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim had a significant role in the decision to make Iraq the venue to host the Islamic…

Kuwaiti companies post earnings

KUWAIT: Kuwait Portland Cement Company earned KD 5.2 million in the year’s H1, 55.1 fils per share, compared to KD 5.8 million, 61.12 fils per share in in H1 2014.…

Kuwait oil price rises

KUWAIT: Price of the Kuwaiti crude oil rose 67 cents to reach USD 54.44 per barrel on Wednesday, as compared to USD 53.77 pb on Tuesday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said…

String of fires around Kuwait

KUWAIT: A fire broke out in a vehicle near South Surra, said security sources noting that firemen from Farwaniya rushed to the scene and managed to control the fire without…

MOI warns of hoax, vexatious reports

KUWAIT: An interior ministry statement yesterday warned that all reports made by both citizens and expats were being taken seriously and that security forces would, accordingly, deal very strictly with…

Bukhoor – Not just a perfume, but a sweet fragrance of culture, hospitality and healing

If you have visited Arab homes, you may have noticed some scented bukhoor being burned in one corner of their houses. Bukhoor are scented chips or bricks of a tree…

Kuwait seeks death penalty for 11 of 29 terror suspects – 2 suspects currently fighting with IS; 5 to be tried in absentia

KUWAIT: Kuwait's Public Prosecution has demanded the death penalty for 11 of 29 suspects charged over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, a newspaper reported yesterday. Al-Qabas,…

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